Rupert Shortt’s heart wrenching expose Christianophobia is now available from Eerdmans. Giving no one a free pass, Short’s book explores the the shape, motivations, and cover-up of the shocking persecution of Christians within the context of their own particular nation-states. Each chapter covers a single nation and uses sound scientific methodology and anecdotal accounts to document the capriciousness, impact, severity, and breadth of persecution. Recognizing the limitations of merely documenting events, Shortt also provides much needed historical and social context for each country while exploring the myriad tributaries–including the effects of Western policy–that ease or exacerbate already volatile relationships.
Written with a popular audience in mind, Christianophobia is a book that needs to be read thoroughly and understood well so that the witness of persecuted Christians around the world does not go unacknowledged.